United Airlines' performance in the stock market will be determined by how quickly it moves through its merger, writes anonymous investment blogger Freedonia Freelance. The carrier is showing promising signs of doing just that, as it takes on the difficult task of combining two computer systems.
US Airways Group reported a 4.4% increase in passenger traffic in November when compared to the same month last year. Heavier holiday traffic contributed to the boost. Capacity rose 2.8%, and load factor increased to 84.8%.
Paradigm BioAviation, an alternative-fuels firm, is considering a site in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., for what the company calls its first "integrated bio-refinery." The facility would convert municipal solid waste into a gas that could then be converted into electricity or fuel.
Details are beginning to emerge about FedEx's voluntary buyout program, announced in August, for employees in the U.S. Eligible employees will receive notification Feb. 15, and employees who accept the offer will leave in three waves beginning in May.
Start making next year's career-development plans now, Hannah Morgan advises. Among her suggestions are taking on projects that will build your portfolio, networking with colleagues you don't know well and building your knowledge through free courses offered online.